Moscow, Idaho 

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Climate in Moscow, Idaho

Moscow, Idaho gets 22 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Moscow averages 43 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 169 sunny days per year in Moscow. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Moscow gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 116 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.


Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 83 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 26
Rain: averages 22 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 43 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Moscow is 6.8 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Idaho.

6.8 / 10
August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Moscow, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Moscow, IdahoUnited States
  21.6 in.38.1 in.
  42.8 in.27.8 in.
  116.0 days106.2 days
  169 days205 days
  82.7°85.8°
  25.8°21.7°
  6.87
  34.3
  2579 ft.2443 ft.
CLIMATE

YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.


August is the hottest month for Moscow with an average high temperature of 83.7°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Idaho. In Moscow, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Moscow are September, July and June.


December has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Moscow with an average of 24.1°. This is one of the warmest places in Idaho.


In Moscow, there are 16.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Idaho.


In Moscow, there are 122.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Idaho.


In Moscow, there are 2.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Idaho.


November is the wettest month in Moscow with 2.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is July with 0.8 inches. The wettest season is Spring with 31% of yearly precipitation and 14% occurs in Autumn, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 21.6 inches in Moscow means that it is wetter than most places in Idaho.


November is the rainiest month in Moscow with 14.8 days of rain, and August is the driest month with only 3.8 rainy days. There are 116.0 rainy days annually in Moscow, which is rainier than most places in Idaho. The rainiest season is Spring when it rains 32% of the time and the driest is Autumn with only a 15% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 42.8 inches in Moscow means that it is about average compared to other places in Idaho. January is the snowiest month in Moscow with 14.6 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Moscow    13 Reviews
    Moscow...maybe. A few things to consider. - 10/1/2020
    I paused to reread my comments below. What was missing is the heart of the matter, which I’d like to explain now before you read my experience and opinion. While I... Read More

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    Moscow Palouse area AOk - 9/18/2020
    Moved to Moscow, ID in retirement. Great to leave Seattle and whacky WA state Gov. Small quaint town. Christian based safe place. Housing is hard to come by. Based upon... Read More

    Gentrifying at light speed - 9/14/2019
    Development is only a good thing when it's beneficial for the whole community. Lived here for 36 years. It's changed from a strong, middle class community with a... Read More


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